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I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington
  

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting

Humour   

Sue Baker's view...

It’s not hard to read about the diets the “Stars” swear by, they’re all too eager to share their secrets. Rebecca Harrington has been rummaging through the diet tips and a very strange lot they are, veering from bad to worse, she samples them all, however mind bogglingly horrible. A wry, entertaining and surprising look at the celebrity diet and why the media just loves to lap it up.

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Synopsis

I'll Have What She's Having My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting by Rebecca Harrington

Elizabeth Taylor mixed cottage cheese and sour cream; Madonna subsisted on 'sea vegetables' and Marilyn Monroe drank raw eggs whipped with warm milk. Where there is a Hollywood starlet offering nutritional advice, there is a diet Rebecca Harrington is willing to try. Facing a harrowing mix of fainting spells, pimples and salmonella, Harrington tracks down illegal haggis to imitate Pippa Middleton, paces her apartment until the wee hours drinking ten Diet Cokes a la Karl Lagerfeld, and attempts something forbiddingly known as the 'Salt Water Flush' to channel her inner Beyonce. Rebecca Harrington risks kitchen fires and mysterious face rashes, all in the name of diet journalism. Taking cues from noted beauty icons like Posh Spice (alkaline!), Sophia Loren (pasta!) and Cameron Diaz (savory oatmeal!), I'll Have What She's Having is completely surprising, occasionally unappetising, and always outrageously funny.

Reviews

'A hilariously ill-advised experiment in celebrity diets ... While the content is mostly lighthearted and humorous, there is a palpable undercurrent of sharp feminist commentary' Publisher's Weekly

About the Author

Rebecca Harrington read English at Harvard, Journalism at Columbia and now works as a staff writer for The Huffington Post. An anglophile, she regularly visits the UK but is currently based in New York. Penelope is her debut novel.

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Publication date

15th January 2015

Author

Rebecca Harrington

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Publisher

Virago Press Ltd an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Humour
Diets & dieting

ISBN

9780349006031

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